Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, hosts of ESPN Radio’s weekday morning show Mike & Mike, were inducted today into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame in a ceremony in Las Vegas with family, friends and radio industry guests in attendance. They join a list of notable radio voices including Bob Uecker, Vin Scully, Harry Caray, Orson Welles and Paul Harvey, among others.
“It is certainly the greatest honor of my professional life,” said Greenberg of the recognition. “When I see the list of people who have been inducted it is impossible to imagine being included. But I’m thrilled and very grateful to everyone who supported us.”
Golic stated, “I’m stunned. When you look at the list of people in this Hall of Fame and think that my name is next to these names, I thought one of two things. We’re in a separate category not associated with these great names or it’s a down year and they had to name somebody. I certainly don’t feel I belong with these great names.”
Since 2000, Mike & Mike has covered top sports news, games and drama. Golic and Greenberg’s contrasting personalities and witty rapport is a highlight of each broadcast. The show airs weekday mornings and is available on ESPN Radio and on ESPN affiliates across the country. In March 2015, the program celebrated its 15th anniversary with a special show from Walt Disney World in Orlando.
In addition to the show, Golic and Greenberg have appeared in two motion pictures (“Valentine’s Day” and “Just Wright”), served as guest emcees at the White House’s Tee Ball on the South Lawn, and received a Sports Emmy for Achievement in Content for Non-Traditional Delivery for their “Off Mikes” animated comedy series. In April 2010, the duo released “Mike & Mike’s Rules for Sports and Life,” which reached number three on the New York Times best-sellers list.
Golic is a nine-year NFL veteran, where he played defensive tackle for the Houston Oilers, Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins. While in Philadelphia, he began his television career with a weekly segment on the “Randall Cunningham Show.” He received a Mid-Atlantic Region Emmy Award for his feature “Golic’s Got It.”
Greenberg joined ESPN in September 1996 as an anchor on ESPNEWS and also later anchored SportsCenter.
Prior to joining ESPN, he worked as a sports anchor for CLTV, the regional cable news network in Chicago. While there, he covered all local sports teams, anchored sportscasts and hosted “SportsPage,” a one-hour Sunday night program featuring in-studio guests and viewer calls. In 2007, Greenberg published his first book, “Why My Wife Thinks I’m an Idiot,” followed by his first novel in 2013, “All You Could Ask For,” both of which were featured on the New York Times best-sellers list. His third book, “My Father’s Wives,” was published in 2015. Greenberg is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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